verse 8: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
These verses put into words God’s ultimate act of love for us. It is so much more than we deserve. God’s love knows no bounds. However, we must accept and know Jesus.
I find so much joy and feel God’s love in nature. Even this moldy growth on tree bark is a gift to our eyes! Whenever we look closely at God’s creation we see the intricate artwork and complexity of every living and unliving bit of nature. Even all of these gifts were not enough for us, in God’s heart. He gave His only son to death for us, so we could all have eternity with Him, if we choose it.
Heavenly One, your gifts to me and to all of us are so many, and so wonderful. But the greatest gift of all was Jesus, his life and even his death. Help me to live in this love, experiencing its enormity. Amen
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